Taking extra precaution so children aren't left in hot cars

Tuesday, July 29, 9:24 a.m.

The June death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris in metro Atlanta brought national attention to the grim dangers of leaving a child in a heated vehicle. Yet, dozens of American children die each year...

Trident Breast Care Center Named South Carolina's Only Center of Excellence

Tuesday, July 22, 2:51 p.m.

Trident Breast Care Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™).


Heart attack survivor knows importance of speedy treatment

Thursday, July 10, 4:25 p.m.

His symptoms started with nausea, which Keith Lavender thought was due to a drop in his blood sugar. He stopped his yard work for lunch, but one bite into his sandwich, the sledgehammer-like pain...


CEO’s past experience to benefit development of medical office building

Monday, July 7, 2:46 p.m.

Lisa Valentine has started in her new role as chief executive officer at Summerville Medical Center (SMC) just as the hospital starts construction on a 40,000-square-foot medical office building...

Sheela Bhattacharyya, MD

Tuesday, July 29, 9:27 a.m.

Dr. Sheela Bhattacharyya enjoys the long-term role a primary care physician plays in keeping patients healthy. “I like the idea of getting to know someone and following them through the...

Margaret McDowell, MD

Tuesday, July 22, 9:58 a.m.

While she always wanted to be a doctor, she first provided care as a nurse, and some of her early experiences helping cancer patients encouraged her to specialize in radiation oncology as a...


Julio Rentas, MD

Thursday, July 17, 11:07 a.m.

Medical School - University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science CampusResidency- Bethesda Naval Hospital, Nuerology 


Ted Brisson, MD

Wednesday, July 9, 8:50 a.m.

Dr. Ted Brisson had the advantage of training with the revolutionary da Vinci surgical system starting in 2005, just a few years after its introduction, while in residency at the Mayo Clinic. Now,...

Summer Tomato, Onion, Cucumber Salad

Tuesday, July 29, 9:32 a.m.

3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or more to taste 2 medium cucumbers 4 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch...

Strawberry Raspberry Sundae

Tuesday, July 22, 9:52 a.m.

Nothing says summer like fresh berries. Try this simple sundae sauce over frozen yogurt for a scrumptious summertime treat.


Carrot Saute with Ginger & Orange

Thursday, July 17, 11:46 a.m.

Spiked with fresh ginger and orange juice, sauteed grated carrots make an appealing, textural side dish. To speed up preparation time, use a food processor to grate the carrots or purchase them...


Basic Sauteed Kale

Wednesday, July 9, 8:38 a.m.

Simply sautéed kale seasoned with a blast of sherry vinegar is a deluxe combination.

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